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The opposite of loneliness is closeness
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If you’ve ever been lost in loneliness, you know the depth of that darkness. Emerging research provides several new arrows to add to one’s quiver in the fight against looming loneliness. Studies on loneliness PBS Digital Studio host of Braincraft Nessy Hill explores the science behind loneliness. In her exposition, she points to a 2007 […]

Exercise helps anxious adults quit smoking
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A study released just this April shows sedentary, daily smokers – specifically emotionally distressed smokers who also have anxiety about quitting, for fear of losing their coping mechanism – have a surer shot of quitting when taking up regular vigorous workouts. The study, published in Psychosomatic Medicine, illuminated 23 percent of former smokers with anxiety […]

The dangers of prenatal depression
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“Life is tough enough without having someone kick you from the inside.” – Comedian Rita Rudner Pregnancy is the beautiful miracle of creation, but this time for joy and celebration often has a dark undercurrent. Women experience depression during pregnancy about as often or more than they do postpartum: 14–23 percent compared to 5–25 percent, […]

How to improve mental health care for minorities
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Mental illness affects individuals of all genders, creeds, sexual orientations and races. Unfortunately, not all of these individuals receive the same level of care. Race is a strong predictor of who will — and who won’t — receive proper treatment for their mental illness, both for men and for women. According to the National Institute […]

Alcohol exposure during pregnancy effects multiple generations
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You like the smell of wine, the way it lingers on your tongue, from your very first sip. It seems your infatuation stems from another lifetime. It came a little too naturally to you. Though you may not be a reincarnated connoisseur, it turns out the proclivity indeed may be prenatal. A study released late […]

Postpartum psychiatric disorders increase risk for suicide, mortality in new moms
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The birth of a child can be an exciting and joyful time in a mother’s life. While new mothers often are happily enjoying life with the newest addition to their family, the added pressures and responsibilities of having a child can still be extremely stressful for them. Mothers often experience mood disturbances — known as […]

Gender gaps in behavioral health treatment
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It’s a catch-22 for certain. Although most clinical research has reflected data pulled from white male participants, men largely go in for treatment less than women. Although greater stigma is attached to women who’ve had issues with addiction or mental health, females seem to be more vocal about positive efficacy of treatment. And this doesn’t […]

Anhedonia may not always accompany schizophrenia
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“I have absolutely no pleasure in the stimulants in which I sometimes so madly indulge. It has not been in the pursuit of pleasure that I have periled life and reputation and reason. It has been the desperate attempt to escape from torturing memories, from a sense of insupportable loneliness and a dread of some […]

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